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Nat Strout joined the faculty in 1980 after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Rochester. With a focus on literature of the English Renaissance, in particular the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, he has published articles on poems and court masques by Ben Jonson, John Ford’s ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore and on the idea of mutuality in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Professor Strout is a contributor to Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s Hamlet, published by the Modern Language Association. Awarded the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professorship, he has served on several academic leadership committees, including a time as associate dean of faculty from 1992 to 1996.

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Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.A., University of Rochester
B.A., Carleton College

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